FIFA president Gianni Infantino has joined the local football fraternity and general public in mourning the tragic passing of St George’s College schoolboy footballer Dominic James.The Jamaica Football Federation’s South Central Confederation Chairman Michael Ricketts, while speaking at James’ memorial service on Saturday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, relayed Infantino expression of condolences at the youngster’s death.”President Infantino, who, from as far away as Switzerland, was moved by the news and reality of Dominic’s passing,” the long-time JFF official outlined.He was speaking on behalf of JFF President Captain Horace Burrell, who was not well and unable to attend.”In memory of Dominic James,” read the FIFA boss’ letter.”Dear President Burrell, please accept my deepest condolences on hearing that Dominic James, a student and captain, has passed away at just 18. Dominic left us too soon and we here at FIFA are truly sorry to hear of his passing.”DEEPEST CONDOLENCES”On behalf of members of the international football community, I should be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”We hope that in some way our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace in this time of sadness.President, FIFA.”Ricketts noted that the letter was received last week from FIFA.James, who was born on September 26, 1997, was an endearing Manchester United fan, and dedicated footballer from as early as his formative prep-school years.He attended Jamaica College (JC) and then left for St George’s last year, where he won his second FLOW Super Cup.Owing to him winning successive FLOW Super Cup titles, an MVP award will be named in James’ honour.He wanted to become a professional football player.James died after being rushed to hospital following his collapse during a Manning Cup match against Excelsior High on September 20 at the Stadium East field.Ricketts’ tribute also paid respect to Dominic’s parents David and Denese James, members of the extended James’ family and members of the St George’s College fraternity.James, who was also very successful academically and had attained impressive passes in his external examinations, was hailed as a model student.on Saturday. “How could we not celebrate positively, a life which achieved such enviable academic and sporting excellence.”
As can be expected, Bert Cameron watched the Olympic men’s 400 metre final and the performance of South African Wayde van Niekerk with great interest. Even now, four months later, Cameron, the first World Champion in the one-lap event is still impressed with the world record performance by van Niekerk. Interestingly, the Jamaican thinks the new Olympic champion may feel that he has nothing left to accomplish in the 400m. Speaking just before a Cameron Blazers training session in Kingston earlier this week, the 57-year-old Cameron said that it seemed that the 2015 World champion had started too quickly. “At one point, I said van Niekerk was probably going too fast because I saw the rest of the guys looking like they were comfortable and in control. “When he reached about 280m, there I said he could not maintain that,” Cameron recalled, “but when I saw him come off the turn and I saw the way he was composed … and I saw him move, I said ‘this is a world record’.” LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE He was right as the 24-year-old ace clicked to a winning time of 43.30 seconds. That’s 0.15 seconds off the old mark set by Michael Johnson in 1999. The 1983 World and 1982 Commonwealth champion gushed: “I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire lifetime, not even when people are running 4x4s, so to me, this is a lightning performance.” He placed it in perspective, saying, “I’ve seen Bolt and now I’ve seen van Niekerk.” Reminded that the new star passed the 200 metres mark in 20.7 seconds and that his own personal best for the half lap sprint is 20.74, the 1984 and 1988 Olympic finalist chuckled. Then he asked admiringly, “How can a man do something like that and he’s only 24?” In a reference to van Niekerk’s expressions of interest in shorter sprint events, Cameron said: “I just believe that there’s nothing else that he wants to accomplish in the 400m. “I believe that for a man to run 43.03,” Cameron marvelled,. “I think he’s just ready to run a 200m now. I just believe that.”
In an effort to improve the standard of netball across the island, Netball Jamaica (NJ) and sponsors Jamaica National (JN) Bank launched the Parish Netball League competition yesterday.President of NJ Dr Paula Daley-Morris, announced details of the competition during a press briefing at JN Bank’s head office in Half-Way Tree.Teams in each parish will first compete in a round robin tournament, with the parish champions collecting $70,000, the runners-up $30,000 and the third-place team taking home $20,000.The top two in each parish will then advance to the county Major League; third and fourth, a county Intermediate League, while fifth and sixth-place teams will move into the county Minor League.The top-two Major League teams from each county will move on to a six-team national final.GOOD FIRST STEPDaley-Morris heaped praise on JN for supporting the new league.”I am happy. JN is always supporting Netball Jamaica. We have expanded the league and they have stuck with us,” she said. “It is a good first step to expand netball across the island because all the parishes will benefit from it, and we are happy that the JN Bank team saw it fit to provide support.”Carlene Edwards, sales promotions and events manager at JN Bank said her company is committed to the development of netball in Jamaica.”Over the years, we have realised the significant impact of sports on our young people through the promotion of teamwork,” said Edwards.”At JN, we value our more than two decades of association with Netball Jamaica. This long-standing relationship is indicative of our commitment in creating a sustained netball programme in Jamaica and since 1991, we have built a solid, strong relationship with Netball Jamaica, to energise teams across our country,” she said.Edwards added that the league will provide excellent opportunities for more young women in all parishes to compete in high-level club netball competitions.The rural area opening ceremony and dress parade for the new league will be held at St Elizabeth Technical High tomorrow, while that for the urban area will take place on February 26 at the Leila Robinson Courts. The best dressed team will win a cash prize of $20,000.
BILINGUAL, MONEY MAGNET, and MARLENE MY LOVE, fillies who have played second fiddle to SHE’S A MANEATER in their last two races, finally get a chance to emerge from the 1000 Guineas winner’s shadow in this afternoon’s Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks. The trio was second, third and fourth, respectively, behind SHE’S A MANEATER in the 1000 Guineas three weeks ago, almost the same order in which they had finished in last month’s Thornbird Stakes, save MONEY MAGNET being second then. With SHE’S A MANEATER out of the Oaks, nursing a pulled muscle and being reprogrammed by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta for June’s Jamaica Derby, the Oaks plot has been thickened by her withdrawal. The distance of 10 furlongs is virgin territory for the top three contending fillies. None have gone past a mile or have attempted two turns in a competitive race, a factor which could turn the race on its head despite BILINGUAL appearing to be the best closer of the lot. Going a mile in the Guineas, MONEY MAGNET and BILINGUAL ran practically the same race, trying to keep pace with SHE’S A MANEATER, who changed gears inside the final half-furlong to win by four lengths. MARLENE MY LOVE, meanwhile, ran a contrasting Guineas race, opting to sit in the pace instead of taking charge as she had done on the lead in the Thornbird Stakes. However, the change in tactics didn’t make a difference as she again proved fourth best. CUNNING JOCKEY Whereas MARLENE MY LOVE will have to improve on her Thornbird stakes and 1000 Guineas efforts, MONEY MAGNET, in particular, is rather game and should not be underestimated, having twice finished ahead of BILINGUAL before the Guineas. Though BILINGUAL got the better of her for second behind SHE’S A MANEATER in the Guineas, MONEY MAGNET’s new rider, Shane Ellis, who replaces apprentice Bebeto Harvey, is a cunning jockey, who could use his smarts to steal the race from in front. What BILINGUAL has going for her is a super-confident rider, Robert Halledeen. He rode the perfect race in the Guineas, sitting almost atop SHE’S A MANEATER’s hind quarters from a half-mile out, but was simple outclassed in the stretch run. BILINGUAL, on breeding, should stay 10 furlongs better than MONEY MAGNET. Halledeen is bang in form and relishes the big occasions, which should counter any scheme Ellis could have up his sleeves to steal a march on the field.
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We know this is the greatest country in the world,” said James, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star. “It’s the land of the free. But we still have problems just like everybody else and when we have those problems, we have to figure out a way how we come together and be as great as we can be as a people.“Because the people run this country. Not one individual. And damn sure not him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThese tensions have obviously been present for far more than one weekend, but they are bubbling now in the NBA like perhaps never before — with players in many cities Monday saying they were angered over the president’s use of the line “son of a bitch,” cited last week during a rant about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.“You can’t get more insulting than that,” Phoenix center Tyson Chandler said. Added Miami forward Udonis Haslem: “I don’t think President Trump wants to fight any of them defensive linemen or anybody in the NFL. Probably should just be respectful.”James referred to Trump as “that guy,” and defended his decision to tweet that the president is a “bum” — a post that quickly became one of Twitter’s most-shared ever. The name-calling continued Monday: Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said Trump is “a clown” and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan said the president is a “so-called leader.”“I think the president brought a lot of this stuff on himself,” said DeRozan, who is American but plays in Canada. “He brought it on himself, he brought it on us as a country. … I feel no player is trying to disrespect anybody, no flag or anything like that, but we seem to be the ones who get all the disrespect from our so-called leader.”Trump’s comments about the NFL and NBA come at a time where the government has obvious concerns about matters involving North Korea, the pledge many Republicans made to repeal and replace health care legislation, with a tax overhaul plan looming and with Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico all dealing with crippling effects of hurricanes in recent weeks.“We all have to come together,” Denver guard Jameer Nelson said. “Whether you voted for Trump or not — the world needs to be better. I don’t know. I don’t know what the right answer is. I don’t know what the wrong answer is. Nobody does. If we did, we wouldn’t be sitting here and talking about it.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up The Magic, like many teams, said they weren’t sure what the right answer is — or how they’ll speak out as a team about social issues this season.“In all honesty, coming up with a quick answer would be doing a disservice to all of our fans and to the issue itself,” Magic President Jeff Weltman said. “This is something we need to evaluate, speak to our NBA peers about.”Stars like James, Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony have spoken openly about the need for societial change in the past, and each of them are continuing to use their platforms now.James made it clear that will continue.“He doesn’t understand the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country,” James said of Trump. “He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the President of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement. He doesn’t understand that and that’s what makes me more sick than anything.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After deadly protests involving white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale has been actively trying to get Confederate symbols such as monuments removed from his city.On Monday, Fizdale said it was Trump who is disrespecting military members, not athletes who protest in various ways.“Look at what he’s doing with North Korea putting our troops in danger right now instigating a war,” Fizdale said. “You know how many troops we have in South Korea and Japan that’s in direct line with where this guy can fire missiles? Obviously the Gold Star family that lost their son … I can keep going on this, guys, you know that.“So when we talk about disrespecting our military, people need to take a look back at who’s really disrespecting our military and who’s really honoring our military by exercising their rights.”Media days in the NBA are a mixture of basketball-related interviews, photo sessions and some frivolity. At Heat media day, Goran Dragic — whose current contract is worth $85 million — talked about his decision to fly coach home from his native Slovenia. In Memphis, guards Mike Conley and Mario Chalmers gave hair-care tips. Coaches took questions en masse, sometimes even able to actually discuss the game.But there were countless questions about politics and Trump as well.“It’s like every time he opens his mouth, it’s like, ‘Oh, really?’” Haslem said. “When you think he can’t say anything like worse, he just kind of figures it out.”In Denver, the Nuggets said they were forming a four-player committee to help bring collective ideas from the locker room to team officials for further discussion. In Miami, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he would talk to players about how they want to respond to social topics later this week at their training camp in Boca Raton, Florida.“This is discourse that’s going on in every living room right now and this is our family. So we will have a discussion about it,” Spoelstra said. “It is such a polarizing topic right now that I think it’s healthy just for guys to express where they are on this right now and I know how the guys feel in the locker room. It’s exactly the same as the players in the other leagues and the other teams that you saw this weekend.”Dealing with Trump-related matters may be particularly thorny in Orlando. Magic owner Rich DeVos’ daughter-in-law, Betsy DeVos, is the Education Secretary. How to help the Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks to the media during Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James is not backing down on his comments about President Donald Trump, and countless other players and coaches in the NBA made it clear at media days around the league Monday that they are equally fed up with what could perhaps be described as a pattern of actions from the White House that they would call divisive or worse.Politics were the storyline of the NBA on the first official business day of the season for most of the league’s clubs. That was no surprise, given the events of a weekend that included Trump rescinding the champion Golden State Warriors’ invitation to the White House, James calling the president a “bum” and stars like union president Chris Paul speaking out in frustration.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sixers’ Embiid, Simmons eager to prove doubters wrong Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the first time ever, a message exclusively for the Philippines, from Michael Jordan himself. #WinFromWithin #NothingBeatsGatorade pic.twitter.com/HNM987J3CF— Gatorade Philippines (@GatoradePH) December 12, 2017The greatest basketball player of all time has a message to the sport’s most passionate fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseMichael Jordan addressed Filipino athletes, particularly the young generation, to continue to strive in pursuit of their dreams.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Mabuhay Philippines! I just wanna tell you young Pinoy athletes out there to keep training, keep sweating and keep working towards your goals,” Jordan said in a video greeting. Jordan did just that. Known to be the fiercest and fearsome competitor, ‘His Airness’ never stopped and never quit in his goal to win.He was unbeatable in basketball’s grandest stage, winning the NBA championship in each of his six trips to the finals as the unquestioned leader of the Chicago Bulls.Jordan was the third overall pick by the Bulls in the 1984 NBA Draft. Among his countless accolades are six Finals MVP awards, five regular season MVPs and two-time Olympic gold medalist.He retired for good in 2003 after making a comeback in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.Jordan, who is now the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, has never been to the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Back to drawing board for Team Lakay after 2017 letdown Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought after holding off Batangas-EAC, 96-93, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Manalang, the former Adamson playmaker, continued to sizzle in his second game for the Titans, finishing with a conference-high 40 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three in a game where coach Mark Herrera unveiled his new recruits in hopes of ending their dry spell.ADVERTISEMENT James Martinez marked his AMA return with 18 markers, Genmar Bragais poured 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Rocky Antonares had 12 markers and 12 boards in the win as new signees Arvin Tolentino and Kyles Lao made their debut for the club.The Titans, however, almost lost the game after leading by as much as 28 points as Cedric de Joya, Cedric Ablaza, and Jerome Garcia helped the Generals fight back and trim the deficit to as low as two, 95-93 in the final 11.0 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMartinez could only muster a split from the foul line to keep the door open for Batangas-EAC in the last 9.9 ticks, but Earvin Mendoza and Garcia both muffed their attempts to force overtime.“Maybe the players just got tired,” said coach Mark Herrera. “But we got players who can score. At least now, we have options where we can go in our games.” Quarters: 26-8, 52-26, 71-58, 96-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award AMA Online Education improved to 1-3, while Batangas-EAC suffered its fourth straight defeat.De Joya led the Generals with 21 points, Ablaza added a double-double of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Garcia got 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.The Scores:AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 96 — Manalang 40, Martinez 18, Bragais 17, Antonares 12, Tolentino 6, Lao 3, Escalambre 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, Matillano 0, Porter 0.BATANGAS-EAC 93 — De Joya 21, Ablaza 17, Garcia 15, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 10, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Dela Peña 3, Maguliano 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Martin 0, Neri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases
JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Chicken noodle or tomato? J.R. Smith didn’t serve up any explanation.Cleveland’s mercurial shooting guard declined an interview request Friday, a day after the Cavaliers suspended him one game for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.ADVERTISEMENT The soup toss came following Thursday’s shootaround at the team’s training facility, hours before the Cavs played the Philadelphia 76ers, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details.Smith was with his teammates Friday — the Cavs didn’t practice, but watched film — and after getting in some extra shots, he told a team spokesman he will address the media at Saturday’s shootaround before the Cavs play Denver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUntil then, what triggered his brothy outburst remains a mystery.ESPN.com first reported the reason for Smith’s suspension. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Smith did not address the team over the latest drama for a team that has had no shortage of theater this season.“I had a little discussion with him,” Lue said before refusing to say if he was the one who suspended Smith.The 32-year-old Smith, who served his suspension while the Cavs were beaten by the Sixers, had a history of fines and other issues before arriving in Cleveland by a trade in 2015. However, he’s had few problems with the Cavs and has been a key member of three straight Eastern Conference championship teams. Smith has endeared himself to Cleveland fans with his hustle and knack for knocking down big shots.But Smith hasn’t been himself this season. He’s always been a streaky shooter, but his shot isn’t falling as often. In 59 games (56 starts), Smith is averaging 8.3 points — the second-lowest average of his career — and shooting 39 percent.An emotional player and person, Smith was clearly bothered by the arrival before the season of Dwyane Wade, who briefly took his starting spot. Wade was traded to Miami at the deadline, and the move seemed to invigorate Smith.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings ‘It is gonna be a classic’ Rodney Hood started in Smith’s place against the Sixers and scored 11 points on 5 of 14 shooting. Before Thursday’s game, Lue said Smith will return to the starting lineup following his suspension.Smith’s target, Jones, previously played for the Cavs and is in his second season as an assistant on Lue’s staff. Jones played in the NBA for 11 seasons for 10 teams.Before Thursday’s clash with Smith, the talkative Jones engaged in a lively shooting contest with point guard George Hill.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, congratulates Marcus Smart while watching the game from the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Irving had 34 points in the Celtics 134-106 win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)CHICAGO — Boston Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving sat out Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left knee.Coach Brad Stevens said Irving aggravated the knee during Saturday’s loss to Houston. He felt a little better the following day but was still sore on Monday. Stevens wasn’t sure if Irving will be ready to play at Minnesota on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It doesn’t sound like it’s a long-term concern, but certainly, it could last through the week,” Stevens said.The Celtics chose to start Shane Larkin rather than go with Terry Rozier or Marcus Smart because Stevens said he wanted to keep the second unit together.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAcquired from Cleveland in the offseason deal that sent Isaiah Thomas to the Cavaliers, Irving is averaging 24.8 points in 58 games. He has missed time this season because of a bruised quadriceps, a sore shoulder and a facial fracture.The Celtics were second behind Toronto in the Eastern Conference at 44-20 entering Monday’s game. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer PSG at crossroads of history against Real Madrid MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What makes it work is he’s such a selfless guy and I think he could probably average 30 if he wanted to but I don’t think that’s in him. He wants to share the limelight and pass the ball. He doesn’t want it all to be about him.”Ross is a two-time Finals MVP and was two steals away from a quadruple-double in the Beermen’s closeout game of the Hotshots.Fajardo’s monstrous double-double in Game 5, however, was too big of a shadow that it towered over Ross’ line of 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and eight steals.The Kraken put up a ridiculous 42-point, 20-rebound double-double that earned him his second Finals MVP.“I’m glad he’s the leader of our team and I’m glad that I’m able to play with someone as humble and as great as him,” said Ross. “40 and 20 in a closeout game? That’s for you guys to talk about. He works hard and he really does this for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Top 2 seeds set in East and West; everything else TBD LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Beermen have compiled six titles from 2015 until the early part of 2018 when they won their fourth straight Philippine Cup, beating Magnolia, 108-99, in Game 5 Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.San Miguel is thoroughly in the midst of greatness, and in the middle of that success is four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFor point guard Chris Ross, having Fajardo alone puts them one step closer to become one of the greatest teams ever.“We all benefit from his greatness, he’s in the conversation of probably being the best player ever to play in the PBA,” said Ross, who also compiled a resume worth of note. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ San Miguel has inarguably been the most dominant team in the PBA for the past three seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina